VILLA LAGOS attests to the lake construction skills of Eric Pettinger.
For quotes as well as more information about getting your own ski lake built please Contact Eric.
What to Consider When Choosing Property for Your Lake Site
Soil type - Will it compact to hold water? DIG TEST HOLES!! Look for clay that cracks when it dries. Stay away from gravel and sand.
Permit cost and time - excavation, sewer, dock and other facilities.
Water source - 40-50 acre feet to fill, additional 40-50 acre feet per year to maintain. Volume between 500 and 1,000 gallons/minute. Domestic well water availability.
Electrical power - availability and cost/foot to extend.
Acreage - amount to get the length needed will depend on the shape of the parcel. Prevailing wind and where the sun rises and sets.
Length - minimum of 1800 feet, most lakes are about 2300 feet.
Accessibility - roads into property, paved/gravel.
Neighbors - having and maintaining good relations, dust and noise compaints, etc.